Death for Desertion

    Death for Desertion

    The Story of the Court Martial and Execution of Sub Lt Edwin Dyett

    Leonard Sellers

    Leo Cooper 2003

    Paperback 180pp Illustrated

    9780850529777   Product Code: 55400

    On January 5th, 1917, Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division faced the firing squad. Although accused of desertion in the face of the enemy, the facts surrounding the case and Dyett's psychological and nervous condition cast serious doubts on whether justice was done. Drawing on statements and court martial documents, this re-examination of the trial asks: was Dyett a coward, or simply wholly unsuited to the role of an officer in the front line?

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